Project Two: Indonesia
Films: Ramayana / Dance of Bali
Projects: Please choose ONE of the following options
o A. After watching the brief film about The Ramayana, do some Internet research to see if you can find a film version or web site that specializes in the story and its art. Analyze the web site (if found) and describe its pros and cons in a 2-3 page essay with pictures, if appropriate. Make sure to cover how this site does or does not reflect on the culture we studied, especially how it might relate to Islamic Indonesia.
o B. Do some research about mask-making in Indonesia. Using pictures to illustrate your project, take us through the process of making a mask, including how this art reflects the religious faith of the culture, how the masks are used in ceremony and theater and what is involved in learning this craft. Do NOT just copy information from the film Dance of Bali!
o C. Try to profile the film industry in Indonesia—is there one? Who are the important directors or producers or stars. You can put this into an essay, including pictures as appropriate, titles of films, etc.
o All projects should be submitted as an email attachment in Word.
o Double-spaced text.
o Inserted pictures should be in addition to the required length.
o In all cases, be creative and try to reflect what you learned from the chapter and films to inform your project. Ask questions: What’s worth knowing about this subject? What’s interesting about this culture? How does this culture reflect the greater world community? How does religious faith influence the culture and its theatre and drama? What more would you like to know? Explore and find out and share with me!
o If you have questions or are confused about anything, please ask me!